The Booster and Totem staffs from Scottsburg High School recently attended Media Day at IUS along with nearly 400 other high school students from the Southern Indiana and Louisville area. The keynote speaker for the event was Tom French, a journalist, writer, professor, and winner of a Pulitzer prize.
Following sessions conducted by journalism professionals, the staff attended the annual award ceremony. The Booster was named Newspaper of the Year for last year’s student newspaper, while the Totem was named Yearbook of the Year based on the 2016 yearbook.
Other Booster first place finishers were: Lindsey Boswell and Katie Hunger for Best Review; Kaleb Mount Best Sports Photos, Kaleb Mount Best News Story; Madeline Parker Best News/Editorial Graphic; Best Social Media; Best Feature Photo, Emily Howser.
Second place newspaper awards went to Kaleb Mount, Best News Story; Best overall Design; Kaleb Mount Best Feature Story; Best Overall Website; Madeline Parker Best Column.
Third place newspaper awards were given to Madeline Parker Best Front Page Design; Best Editorial.
The Totem took first place in these categories: Best Coverage of Academics; Best Design; Best Coverage of Student Life; Best Advertising Section; Best People Section; Best Photography; Best Theme and Divisional Pages; Best Coverage of Sports; Best Cover.
They received second place for Best Opening Section and Best Copy.